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Christmas Land (2015)

After inheriting a Christmas tree farm, a woman's plans to sell it change when she falls in love with the townspeople and meets a charming lawyer named Tucker.

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Sam Irvin
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Nikki Deloach ... Jules Cooper (as Nikki DeLoach)
Luke Macfarlane ... Tucker Barnes
Maureen McCormick ... Glinda Stanwick
Cynthia Gibb ... Ms. Nickerson
Richard Karn ... Mason Richards
Chonda Pierce ... Gretchen
Jason-Shane Scott ... Mitchell
Annette Wright Annette Wright ... Eloise
Wes Wright Wes Wright ... Uncle Frank
Michael Flynn ... Robert Hobbs
James Jamison James Jamison ... George (as James H. Jamison)
Jarrod Phillips ... Walter Hayes
Don Hudson Don Hudson ... New York Reporter
Malinda Money ... Local Reporter
Shayla McCaffrey ... Young Jules Cooper
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Jules Cooper is a successful New York businesswoman who seemingly has everything: a rapidly growing career in marketing and a handsome boyfriend named Mitchell. Jules soon learns her beloved late Grandmother Glinda has left her 'Christmas Land', a magical Christmas-themed village and Christmas tree farm in the countryside. Much of Jules's favorite childhood memories revolve around Christmas Land and the holiday's her family spent there in her youth. Upon arriving in Christmas Land to claim the property, she meets handsome and charming Tucker Barnes, the lawyer handling the estate. Christmas Land has seen better days since Glinda's tragic passing and Jules is forced to make many complicated decisions. Should she sell Christmas Land to real estate tycoon Mason Richards and get back to her busy city life? Or should she stay and bring Christmas Land back to its former glory? With decisions to be made in both life and love, this Christmas for Jules is sure to be both interesting...and ...

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In the scene showing Chicago's skyline this was an actual picture of Chicago's skyline taken from the North Shore along Lake Shore Drive looking southward. See more »

Goofs

During Jules first morning at Christmas Land, she has 2 pancakes on her plate. Her plate keeps turning throughout the scene. When Tucker arrives, her plate is empty, but in the next shot there are 2 pancakes on the plate again. See more »

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Worst Hallmark Christmas movie ending I've ever seen
18 December 2016 | by mrbarrittsubSee all my reviews

One of my wife's favorite things to do leading up to and during Christmas is to watch Hallmark Christmas movies. So we've watched a lot. I've come to expect the normal formula for this type of movie: setup a situation with someone who has some sort of anti-Christmas issue, then they somehow overcome it (and most likely an antagonist) and all is well by the end of the movie, with the added bonus that most of the time someone falls in love as well. The plots differ, but there is a basic formula. This movie takes a slightly different approach but it falls into the general category. You also have to expect that the movie will be somewhat unrealistic when compared to real life, but that is what makes it fun watching, especially at Christmas. I think everyone, deep down, wants a "happily ever after" ending and Hallmark movies always deliver. Well until now and if you watch this movie. I will not go into the details (you can read the other reviews with spoilers, which I recommend before investing the time to watch this movie) but the way they ended this movie just made me shake my head. I was frustrated enough with the plot development and final conflict resolution that I created an account on IMDb to vent, I looked for a way on Hallmark's site but did not see a user review section.

I was actually surprised the overall rating was so high, considering how much of a downer the ending was. I almost gave it a 1 to do something about it, but ended up giving it a 2 because of the two lead characters. Their acting was good and their chemistry was engaging. They did their part, its just too bad that the writer, producer or director did not.

If you want the typical feel good ending so that you can feel better about humanity during the Christmas season, one that Hallmark usually provides, then DO NOT WATCH THIS MOVIE, find another!


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

20 December 2015 (USA) See more »

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Christmas Land See more »

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Salt Lake City, Utah, USA See more »

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16:9 HD
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